I was first drawn to GOOD magazine and website by a post about a high school student’s hysterical analysis of the dubious physics of his favorite animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
Like the post says, watching this kid’s presentation on the You Tube video makes you love nerds even more, and it makes you nostalgic for the days when learning was the focus of your life.
Founded in 2006 by Ben Goldhirsch (then 26), GOOD is about much more than animated magical flying ponies. It’s a magazine and website dedicated to social causes, and loaded with well-written and interesting articles, in addition to videos and projects. In an interview with LAist, Goldhirsch explained that the focus of GOOD is not just to inform and inspire people, but to give people the tools to “live it and do it themselves.”
My favorite GOOD feature is called “People Are Awesome.” It recently told the story of a U.S. soldier (Dennis Weichel, Jr.) who sacrificed his life to save an Afghan boy. Are you a GOOD reader and, if so, what’s your favorite feature or article?